The food your puppy is on now is Noah's Little Ark - Small Dog & Puppy. Please start your puppy out on this food, and then if you would like to switch to a different food later, you can mix this food with the puppy’s new food to migrate the puppy over. Noah's Little Ark - Small Dog & Puppy is one of the best puppy and dog foods you will find though. Its first ingredient is Organic (Human Grade, USDA approved) Chicken, and it has a great blend of other important sources of nutrients like Fish Meal, Lamb Meal, Nutridrops, and the list goes on. This food even has Pre and Probiotics built into the food to help with the digestive system of your pup. With small dogs, this is one of the keys to good health. If your puppy is between 8 and 10 weeks old, then it is most likely still getting warm water with its food to soften it before eating. As the puppy is able you will want to migrate away from putting warm water in the food and switch over to hard and dry food only. This is important because they have new teeth that will be coming in and need to work on the hard food with their gums and later with their baby teeth which will later fall out to make way for the permanent teeth. If you keep the puppy on softened food too long, their teeth will not come in properly.
Noah's Little Ark - Small Dog & Puppy can only be purchased here. We will bring you your first sample bag, and if you are interested we can bring you a larger supply as well. It will save you the shipping cost to get the food through us for your first order as we will give it to you with your puppy.
Your puppy can be feed in various different ways, but I recommend putting the food out and taking it back away 2 to 3 times a day. When doing this, you will control the puppy’s potty habits and it will help you in your potty training efforts, IE: the puppy will have to go potty 5 to 15 minutes after they eat or drink. Food should be taken away around 3 hours before bed time and water 1 hour before, to make sure that puppy will clean its system out prior to going to bed.
The cage you will need to get looks like the one shown below. You can get larger cages if they have a divider that makes the inside of the cage smaller so that potty training can take place. Otherwise it is not wise to start your pup off with a large cage. This smaller cage works great around the house and in the bedroom at night. It is easy to carry and the pets can travel in it as well. The dimensions of this cage are Dimensions: 24.1"L x 16.7"W x 14.5"H.
The record of the shots given to your puppy will be right on the front of the contract that you will receive with your puppy. This will show you veterinarian what shots have been given, and what shots they will need, and when they will need them. As a rule of thumb, if you are receiving your puppy at around 8 to 10 weeks of age they will have had their first round of puppy shots. We us "Duramune Max 5" as our first round of puppy shots. This information may be requested by your veterinarian.
All of our puppies are de-wormed every two weeks, and again as they go out the door using Pyrental.
Puppies coming from us here at Noah’s Little Ark come paper trained. This is the first step in potty training your Havanese Puppy whether you are going to train them to go potty outside, inside, or both.
Most of our puppies are ready to sleep through the night without accidents in the cage, but of course each puppy is different. Many will cry the first night or two. To minimize this and make it a good experience for everyone we recommend placing the crate next to your bed so that if the puppy does cry at night, you can stick your finger in the crate and let the puppy lick your finger. It will comfort him to know you are there and it will go back to sleep.
Usually it is one of a few reasons. It misses its mom and siblings. It is thirsty. It has to go potty. Or, my favorite, it wants to play.
Puppies are pretty simple little creatures. They eat, potty, play, and sleep. You will want to watch for lethargic behavior where the puppy just does not want to play or do anything. You will also want to keep the hair trimmed around their behinds, as when they are young if they get an upset tummy and get the runs and the hair is still long around that area, it can combine with the pooh and harden, this can be dangerous to the puppies health.
A small stuffed animal (no small parts puppy can swallow and choke on), a squeaky toy, or chew toys are great. The Havanese Puppies prize their toys and do not usually chew they up. They will take them in their cages with them and sleep with them. It is also a good idea to have the toys as a gift when you pick up or I deliver your new puppy. It gets things started right!
All of our puppies can be registered with the AKC. We have been an AKC breeder since 1996 in good standing. If you should decide to get the AKC papers, please notify us when the puppy has been spayed or neutered, and we will send away to the AKC for litter papers at that time. Once were receive them back from the AKC, we will forward them to you, and you can fill out your portion of the application, and send it to the AKC with the appropriate fee, and they will send you the official AKC papers for your puppy. The papers that we offer are "limited" AKC papers, and not "Full" AKC papers. Full AKC papers are what you need to be a breeder. We do not offer this type of AKC papers on our puppies. We only sell our puppies as precious pets in good homes.